Video: Creepy Worm Tries To Digest A Person's Hand

Published on May 05,2015
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Introducing the ribbon worm, a member of the Nemertea phylum of primitive invertebrates that happens to include one of the longest-known animals on Earth. When the worm is hunting, however, that highly efficient, stretchy feeding tube will unfurl and emerge just above its mouth, to cover its prey in a thick, sticky, and slightly pungent mucus. All of which already sounds fairly unpleasant, but the worst part is that it contains a relatively strong neurotoxin that can paralyse small prey so they quit struggling. Which is exactly what the worm in the video above is trying to do to that man's hand. I guess extra points for the effort, right?
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